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How to be a Bad Christian

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Author of ‘The Post-Evangelical’, Dave Tomlinson wants God but without all the nonsense and gobbledygook. This is your handy guide to ditching religion, whilst keeping your faith.

“I'm glad to be known as a bad Christian, thanks to Dave Tomlinson and this beautiful book.” - Brian McLaren, author of ‘A New Kind Of Christian’.

“A vicar in the pub is worth two in a pulpit. Dave Tomlinson's How to be a Bad Christian is as welcome as a glistening pint to a thirsty patron.” – Mike Riddell, author of ‘Sacred Journey’.

As a vicar Dave Tomlinson has the privilege of nurturing the faithful and being a shining example to everyone else. But Dave says being a Christian isn't about following a strange list of rules, trapped in a constant guilt trip. Actually, following Jesus is pretty simple, and more fun, than most people think...

In this helpful handbook to Christianity Dave sketches out some key practices for how to be a 'bad' Christian, including:
•    how to talk to God without worrying about prayer
•    how to read the Bible without turning off your brain
•    how to think with your soul rather than trying to follow rules

With beautiful illustrations from artist Rob Pepper, this is an accessible, lighthearted book is just what the doctor ordered for those who describe themselves as spiritual but not necessarily religious. In fact, the word ‘religious’ was a never meant for boring sermons and being in bed by 10pm, in the original Greek ‘religious’ meant ‘passionate’. That sounds pretty good, doesn’t it!

Dave Tomlinson was a house church leader for many years and is now an Anglican priest. Unable to accept the narrow restrictions of his tradition, he founded the legendary Holy Joe's, a church in a pub in Clapham for disaffected church drop-outs. He is now Vicar of St Luke's, Holloway, a thriving parish church in north London. He is the author of the seminal 'The Post-Evangelical', 'I Shall Not Want' and 'Re-enchanting Christianity'.

How to be a Bad Christian by Dave Tomlinson was published by Hodder & Stoughton in August 2012 and is our 13719th best seller. The ISBN for How to be a Bad Christian is 9781444703825.

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Publisher's Description

In the course of his work as a vicar, Dave Tomlinson meets lots of people who describe themselves as `not good enough` to be a Christian, thinking that faith involves going to church a lot, or believing in a list of strange things, or following certain rules. But being a Christian isn`t about any of that - and actually, following Jesus is a lot easier, and more fun, than most people think...

In this handbook to Christianity for people who describe themselves as spiritual but not necessarily religious, Dave sketches out some key practices for how to be a `bad` Christian, including how to talk to God without worrying about prayer, how to read the Bible without turning off your brain, and how to think with your soul rather than trying to follow rules.

With beautiful illustrations from artist Rob Pepper, this is an accessible, light-hearted book, but one with a powerful invitation: to be the person you`ve always wanted to be, following a God you`ve always hoped is on your side.

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Page last updated 5th March 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherHodder & Stoughton (August 2012)
Weight323g
Number of Pages240
Thickness23 mm
Height204 mm
Width137 mm
ISBN9781444703825
ISBN-10144470382X
Product Code4030114
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